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LEVONORGESTREL IUD is a contraceptive (birth control) device. The device is placed inside the uterus by a healthcare professional. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This device can also be used to treat heavy bleeding that occurs during your period. Compare progestins.

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Bayer to Discontinue Essure Birth Control, Following Rise in Lawsuits and Decline in Sales

Benita Lee - July 24, 2018

Sixteen years after its US approval in 2002, birth control Essure is slated to be fully discontinued at the end of this year. The permanent birth control device has been plagued with complaints of serious adverse side effects ranging from pelvic pain to perforation of the uterus. Manufacturer Bayer made the announcement earlier this month, attributing the decision to declining sales.

What is Essure?

Essure is a method of permanent birth control that involves placing a two metal coils into the female reproductive anatomy to block eggs from travelling from the ovaries to the uterus. See More

Thinking About Getting an IUD? There are 5 To Choose From

Katie Mui - July 06, 2018

For one reason or another, you may be considering a longer-term option for birth control. As far as preventing pregnancy goes, that’s not a bad idea at all. As a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC), the intrauterine device (IUD) has a failure rate of only 0.8% and once inserted, it can last up to 12 years. With a 79% worth it score, women who’ve had an IUD have generally liked it. IUDs are tied with birth control pills as the top hormonal birth control method, as rated by Iodine users. See More

What Are My Birth Control Options If I Don’t Have Insurance?

Katie Mui - June 29, 2018

Birth control is back in the spotlight as Supreme Court Justice Kennedy announced on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of July 2018. This opens the door for a new Supreme Court Justice who will help shape important legal decisions as well as potentially rewrite old ones – including those around women’s health and reproductive rights.

We saw this happen last November, when the Trump administration made changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). See More

IUD vs Implant: What’s the Best Option for Long-Acting Birth Control?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 02, 2017

When it comes to birth control, long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants are not only convenient for many women—they are also 20 times more effective than pills, patches, and rings. With insurance coverage of contraception likely to be phased back out in the next couple of years, many women are asking about long-acting, reversible birth control methods.

Studies show that 45% of pregnancies in the United States are unintended. See More

The Tale of Two IUDs: Mirena vs Skyla

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 30, 2013

Two doses of progesterone-releasing IUDs are now available and are popular new options for birth control. Levonorgestrel (synthetic progesterone) IUDs are used for contraception and to control heavy menstrual bleeding. Women like these IUDs because you have little to no menstrual cycles and they are in place for years.

Mirena vs. Skyla, which one is better for you?

The benefits of Mirena:

• Has been around longer than SkylaSee More

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